Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Transfer of Electors.

25.

asked the Minister for Local Government the number of (a) persons and (b) electors who are at present resident in (1) County Meath and (2) County Westmeath who will be transferred to County Kildare for the purpose of the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 1961.

A population of 6,545 including an estimated 3,718 electors will be transferred from County Meath and a population of 7,106 including an estimated 4,155 electors from County Westmeath, to the proposed county constituency of Kildare. The figures for population are based on the Census of 1958 and those for electors are based on the 1960/61 Register of Electors.

26.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state with reference to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 1961 (a) the population and (b) the estimated electorate of (1) that portion of the Ballyfermot ward included in County Dublin, (2) that portion of the Ballyfermot ward included in Dublin South West, (3) the Rathmines West ward, (4) the Rathfarnham ward, (5) the Rathfarnham South ward and (6) that area formerly in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown now proposed to be transferred to County Dublin.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:—

Area

Population according to Census of 1956

Estimated Dáil electorate according to 1960-61 Register

The part of the Ballyfermot ward in the proposed Dublin county constituency

21,006

7,949

The part of the Ballyfermot ward in the proposed Dublin South-West constituency

8,358

3,962

Rathmines West ward

21,275

13,801

Rathfarnham ward

10,705

7,068

Rathfarnham South ward

2,556

1,301

The area in Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown proposed to be transferred to the Dublin county constituency

15,667

11,964 approx.